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Universal Gets MegaUpload Video — and a News Story About It — Yanked from YouTube

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As the saga between Universal Music Group (UMG) and MegaUpload continues, YouTube is positioned right in the middle, and Tech News Today has been caught in the crossfire. MegaUpload is an online file storage, sharing, and delivery service; recently it posted Mega Song, a promotional video featuring Kanye West, Will.i.am, and Mary J. Blige, among […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 21st, 2011 at 10:19 am

U.S. Copyright Office: Jailbreaking Your Smartphone is Legal

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) does not bar jailbreaking your smartphone, according to the U.S. Copyright Office. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had asked for a clarification regarding the anti-circumvention clause of the DMCA, which prohibited users from going around technical locks on phones to install and use third party applications not sanctioned by […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 27th, 2010 at 10:17 am